I for one LOVED that they offered this for pass holders. We attended on 5/21/12. We too got to the ROA around 9pm. Got a decent spot with straight on viewing. We bought two tshirts and some a popcorn bucket. Wanted more but have a feeling that there will be plenty of merchandise available for everyone starting this weekend when the show officially kicks off to the masses.
Enjoyed the added pre-show for the most part. Definitely enjoyed riding Haunted Mansion afterwards as a walk on.
I enjoyed that they had the music playing on Main Street as well. The only gripe I had was that absolutely everything was closed on Main Street on the way out. They should have had a merchandise cart out or something. Missed opportunity in my humble opinion.
There was a small group waiting for the characters at the train station. We decided to head home. Very glad we did after seeing the pics of that online.
All in all a fun time. Thanks again Disney for putting this show on for the pass holders!